A loan of $1,000 helped notebooks, pens and games.

Grace Santa's story

Grace R. is 43 years old. She lives in a suburban area of Fortín de Guayaquil. Her house is made of cement but she has only light as a basic service. Her husband works in another country but she has four children who live with her.

Grace began five years ago selling notebooks and pens to her neighbors. When she saved enough money, she built a small paper shop in the area behind her house.

Now she works every day from 6:30AM until 9PM selling notebooks, games, pens, sheets, cardstock, etc. One of the inconveniences that she faces is the rains that occur in her area.

With the loan, she wishes to buy notebooks, pens, games and books for he business. In the future, she wants to have branches of her paper shop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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